2nd Edition

Atlas of Human Poisoning and Envenoming

By James H. Diaz Copyright 2014
    904 Pages 24 Color & 394 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Clinicians undergoing competency testing, certification, and periodic recertification are frequently faced with computer-based exams designed to evaluate clinical acumen and judgment. Test questions often include an image or radiograph followed by a vignette of the clinical encounter and a series of questions. Designed to better prepare practitioners for image-intense, computer-based examinations in their respective fields, Atlas of Human Poisoning and Envenoming is a visual and written reminder of the ubiquitous sources of toxins and toxoids in the environment and the outcomes of accidental or intentional toxic exposures in humans.

    The Second Edition has been restructured with bulleted text, tables, and figures resembling the vignettes that accompany national examinations. Combining the four specialties of toxicology—analytical, medical, environmental, and industrial—into one comprehensive atlas, the book presents photographs and diagrams of toxic plants and animals, their mechanisms of poisoning or envenoming, and the human responses caused by toxic exposure. Highlights of the new edition include:

    • Prescription and illicit drug abuse epidemics
    • Environmental and occupational nephrotoxicology and neurotoxicology
    • Tick paralysis
    • Petrochemical toxicants
    • Biological, chemical, and radiological warfare agents
    • Workplace substance abuse screening and monitoring
    • Epidemiological design and statistical analysis of toxicological investigations

    The book is conveniently divided into four sections covering general medical toxicology, environmental toxicology, industrial and occupational toxicology, and epidemiology and statistics for toxicology. Supplemented with a 16-page color insert, the second edition includes new images and tables. The atlas will be a useful study guide for a range of practitioners preparing for a lifetime of image-intense national examinations.

    General Medical Toxicology
    The Pharmacology of Human Poisoning and Envenoming
    General Poisoning Management
    Diagnostic Work-Up of the Poisoned Patient
    Poison Antidotes
    Toxicity of Antiseptics and Drug Additives
    Poisonings with Over-the-Counter and Opioid Analgesics
    Household Product Poisonings
    Drug and Illicit Substance Abuse
    Anticonvulsants and Sedative-Hypnotics
    Reproductive and Perinatal Toxicology and Teratogenesis
    Hypoglycemic and Other Endocrine Agent Toxicity
    Cardiovascular Drug Toxicity
    Antibiotic Toxicity
    Anticancer Drug Toxicity
    Environmental and Occupational Nephrotoxicology

    Environmental Toxicology
    Food Poisoning
    Seafood Poisoning
    Mushroom Poisonings
    Herbal Poisonings
    Common Poisonous Household and Garden Plants
    Bites and Stings: Terrestrial Envenomings
    Common Arthropod Vectors of Infectious Diseases
    Tick Paralysis
    Bites and Stings: Marine Envenomings
    Voodoo, Hoodoo, and Cajun Traditions and Poisonings

    Industrial and Occupational Toxicology
    Volatile Organic Chemicals
    Petrochemical Toxicity
    Industrial Gas Exposures and Occupational Lung Diseases
    Metal and Metalloid Poisonings
    Pesticide Poisonings: Insecticides, Rodenticides, and Herbicides
    Radiation Toxicology
    Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Weapons and Warfare
    Workplace Substance Abuse Monitoring
    Miscellaneous Toxicants

    Epidemiology and Statistics for Toxicology
    Epidemiology and Statistics for Toxicology



    Dr. James H. Diaz is board certified in anesthesiology, critical care medicine, pain management, general preventive medicine and public health, occupational/environmental medicine, and medical toxicology. Dr. Diaz served as a written and oral board examiner for the American Board of Anesthesiology from 1986 to 1996 and currently serves on the core examination committee of the American Board of Preventive Medicine. His current academic and clinical research interests include occupational and environmental toxicology, environmental and tropical infectious diseases and injuries in international travelers, emerging environmentally associated diseases and poisonings, and the impact of climate change on natural disasters, along with their public health outcomes.

    "Compared to other narrative-based references in this exceptionally complicated and detail-driven field, this atlas presents small bites of easily digestible information."
    —Sean P. Boley, MD, Regions Hospital and Level 1 Trauma Center for Doody's Review Service